Americans for Prosperity-Colorado State Director Dustin Zvonek released the following statement today in response to the latest Obamacare enrollment numbers from the government:
“The latest Obamacare enrollment numbers, if we take them at face value, look far less impressive when you consider that signing-up for this program isn’t really a free choice, but a government mandate, backed by coercion, bribery, in the form of subsidies, and massive taxpayer-funded marketing campaigns. How many Americans would have enrolled if it were a matter of choice, rather than a panicked response to getting dumped by their existing insurer, as part of the cruel “deal” cut between this White House and the industry? All this number proves is that you can pressure 3.3 million scared and cornered people into doing almost anything, including paying more for substandard, government-approved care, when that’s the only option they have. Understood in that context, this is another embarrassingly-poor showing for the daily disaster called Obamacare.”
Zvonek make these additional points in an effort to put the numbers in context.
For further information or an interview, please contact Dustin Zvonek at DZvonek@afphq.org or 720.219.1451.